New York City: Hurd Corners to Wiley Shelter via the AT

Hop off the train and onto a quiet, well-marked trail. Hike as far as 12.2 miles; see deer and turkey, and, if you choose, camp in a classic AT shelter.
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Hop off the train and onto a quiet, well-marked trail. Hike as far as 12.2 miles; see deer and turkey, and, if you choose, camp in a classic AT shelter.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 9.8

Waypoints

HAN001

Location: 41.5928344726562, -73.5881195068359

Head E from Appalachian Trail RR station, following white blazes

HAN002

Location: 41.5938949584961, -73.5835571289062

Cross paved Hurd Corners Road (Old Rt. 22); in .2 mi., cross stream on wooden bridge

HAN003

Location: 41.5986976623535, -73.5757293701172

Red pines and cross another brook; begin the 400-ft. climb up Hammersly Ridge

HAN004

Location: 41.6041946411133, -73.5687408447266

Crest ridgetop, where chestnut oaks frame views N over Harlem Valley and the Great Swamp, NY’s 2nd-largest freshwater wetland

HAN005

Location: 41.6160316467285, -73.5641632080078

Continue NE through confusing intersection with Red and Green Trails; stay with white blazes

HAN006

Location: 41.6224670410156, -73.5552520751953

Keep L where Yellow Trail intersects AT, then enter marshy zone above the steep gorge of Duel Hollow Brook

HAN007

Location: 41.6339988708496, -73.5502471923828

Cross gravel road and pass knoll near a hemlock-choked ravine, then start short descent

HAN008

Location: 41.635082244873, -73.5367813110352

Cross Leather Hill Rd.

HAN009

Location: 41.6377334594727, -73.5325012207031

Wiley Shelter (c. 1940). Built @ former Boy Scout campground, this three-sided shelter sleeps 6. Good water source nearby; backtrack to trailhead